#223 ESP-NOW simple demo – easy IOT data transfer on ESP32 or ESP8266

#223 ESP-NOW simple demo – easy IOT data transfer on ESP32 or ESP8266

In this IOT world we need a simple way of sending data to a hub. Welcome to ESP-NOW.
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It was brought to my attention by a viewer that ESP-NOW is a protocol ideally suited to sending out small amounts of data (up to 250 characters) so I just had to experiment.

With an ESP32 receiver and an ESP8266 transmitter I modified the sketches written by @Rui Santos and which worked well. It was obvious that I could use this approach in my unified workshop “smart” heater controller.

Watch the video for further ideas and a working example (that you can get working in about 15 minutes)!

► Modified sketches (Arduino IDE) for the sender and receiver in my GitHub

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► ESP8266 modules
ESP-01 simple unit ideal as a sender $4

Geekcreit® Wireless NodeMcu Lua CH340G $3.99

► ESP32 modules
ESP32 Development Board WiFi+bluetooth Ultra Low Power $7.99

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► @Rui Santos’ links (thanks Rui, great info!)
Website for the ESP32 https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp-now-esp32-arduino-ide/
Video on this ESP-NOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxwXwNS3Avw

► Official Espressif User Guide for ESP-NOW

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► Cast & Crew (in no particular order)
Vocals – Ralph
Camera – Ralph
Editing – Ralph
Key Grip – Ralph
Moral Support – Dougle (Yorkshire Terrier)
Hospitality – Mrs Ralph
Re-recording – Ralph